Tensions rise during debate on utility rates

Coulterville water, sewer fees at issue

Tensions rose quickly last week during a meeting of the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors when a Coulterville resident accused a supervisor of improper behavior. But an animated Supervisor Merlin Jones quickly countered the claims and said he stood behind all of his decisions. The issue arose during a discussion about the possibility of placing the Coulterville water and sewer […]

Crowning glory

Jaq Quinn (left) and Cheyenne Wass (right) were named 2018 homecoming king and queen for Mariposa County High School. Quinn is a football, basketball and baseball player at MCHS while Wass is involved in cheerleading. Both have also been heavily involved in FFA. They were named to the honor prior to Friday’s football game against Denair. Photo by Matt Johnson… […]

Fight likely coming in case against Cox


The controversial case involving county resident Jerry Cox is almost certainly going to turn into a fight in the coming weeks. “The big fight will be Jerry getting back on his property and the second one will be the cost,” said Marc Angelucci, the attorney now representing Cox. Another hearing was held concerning the matter on Monday of this week, […]

Sausage and Suds set Saturday



The sausage is always hot and ready to serve during the annual event at the fairgrounds. It will be served up this Saturday. Photo courtesy Joanna RansomThe popular Sausage and Suds Sampler event is being held on a new date this year, but it will be the same social gathering people in the community have come to enjoy. The event, […]

‘Regular guy’ Tyler Dale enjoyed time at car show


Tyler Dale is shown with Mariposa Chamber of Commerce employees Amanda Crandall, left, and Alyson Tollstrup. Photo by Nicole W. LittleCelebrity is what you make of it. Some who find fame don’t know what direction to go and sometimes fall into despair. Others thrive by keeping a level head and moving forward in a positive manner. Put Tyler Dale into […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Daily Log Oct. 15 – Stray cows were reported on Mt. Bullion Ridge Road in Mt. Bullion. • A sparking chain was reported on northbound Highway 49 in Mariposa. • There was a report of stolen mail on Dogtown Road in Mariposa. • Deputies investigated a report of cyber bullying on Fiske Road in Mariposa. • There was an […]

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

Oct. 15-21 • EMS – 4 • Fires – 1 • Public Assists – 2 • Auto Collisions – 0 Mariposa County Fire Department supports the county with 14 volunteer stations located throughout the county. If you are 18 years of age and possess a valid CA driver’s license, we would love to hear from you! Positions are available for […]

IN BRIEF …

Illumination Ceremony slated The Mariposa Friends of Hospice has slated their annual Illumination Ceremony for Nov. 11 from 1-3 p.m. at the Jerseydale Ranch at 6584 Jerseydale Road in Mariposa. The public is invited to participate in this non-denominational event to honor loved ones who have passed in the last year, whether or not they were John C. Fremont Hospice […]

Martin Tresidder, Jr.

Martin “Muck” Tresidder passed away on Oct. 14, 2018 at the age of 92 of a tired heart. His story began in Merced on Aug. 23, 1926. He was the first son born to Martin, Sr. and Lillian, and the third in line of seven children. His older sisters were June and Eleanor (Nen), then later came Charles, Richard (Seedie), […]

Gene Turner

Clarence Eugene “Gene” Turner, known to all as Gene, passed away peacefully at his home Oct. 20, 2018. Gene was born on the Turner Ranch in Hornitos, Calif., on Nov. 30, 1937. He graduated from Mariposa County High School in 1955 then from UC Berkeley with a degree in journalism. As a proud Cal Alumni, he held season tickets for […]